Lebanon Reporter


February 15, 2014

Olive Kathryn Gibbs Bird 1921-2014

Olive Kathryn Gibbs Bird, 92, of Lapel and formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Sheridan Healthcare Center. She was born on Nov. 4, 1921, the daughter of the now late John H. and Angeline M. (Cobb) Gibbs.

Kathryn was a 1939 graduate of Sheridan High School. She enjoyed the country life, spending many years as a homemaker and working on her farm and gardening. She loved entertaining her family and friends and never knew a stranger. Kathryn operated Kay’s Beauty Shop out of her home for many years. In 1985 she retired from the Ft. Benjamin Finance Center after more than 30 years of service. She is survived by her brother Harold M. Gibbs and wife Mary of Lake Placid, Fla.; two nephews, Douglas R. Gibbs of Lapel and Don M. Gibbs and wife Brenda of Sheridan; and one niece, Sarita Koopman and husband Ralph of Sheridan.

In addition to her parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by her daughter Diane Cunningham, sister Fairy Elizabeth, brother Don L. Gibbs, sister-in-law Esther Gibbs, and niece Bobbie L. Lowe.

Kathryn’s family thanks Dr. Eric Marcotte and his staff, as well as the staff at Sheridan Rehab and Healthcare Center, for all of their loving care and concern.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Wright-Bethel Cemetery in Waugh.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be presented to either the Boone County Humane Society; P.O. Box 708, Lebanon, IN 46052, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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